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OfflineMXNR
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Computer missing .DLL file, need help. Thanks.
    #4484954 - 08/02/05 12:54 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Hello All,

Today I start up my lovely PC and get this message in DOS before Windows has stated up:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

Ok, so. What I have done so far is create a windowsxp boot disk which will allow me to access DOS at startup. I also have a copy of "hal.dll" on that floppy. My idea was that I will transfer the .dll file from the floppy to the correct directory on the hard disk. The problem is, I don't really know hot to do that, I am DOS-illiterate and was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is a viable method/how to do this.

Thanks.


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Re: Computer missing .DLL file, need help. Thanks. [Re: MXNR]
    #4484966 - 08/02/05 12:59 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

boot with the floppy

then type "copy hal.dll c:\windows\system32\"

If your windows root isn't C:\windows, then replace that with whatever it is.

Do you know why the file is corrupt? My guess is that if you don't, you're going to find more problems than just that one file being corrupt or missing.


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Re: Computer missing .DLL file, need help. Thanks. [Re: Phluck]
    #4484981 - 08/02/05 01:05 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks Phluck,

Yeah, no idea what happened. Of course my friend from the Czech Republic sais he was trying to install sim earth last night...hmmm. Thanks again, ill check it out.


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Re: Computer missing .DLL file, need help. Thanks. [Re: MXNR]
    #4489364 - 08/03/05 01:10 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Again, thanks for the help. I replaced the .dll file, no problems. Yet now when I start it up, it wont boot and says that ntoskrml.exe is missing. Ah, I guess I should just reformat. Shit.


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